Thursday, 18 August, 2022
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Topic: NASA

China’s Mars landing will be a greater feat with the release of more data

China is clear that there are benefits to sharing data, offering up Moon samples and the ability to place experiments on its space station, but It can go a lot further.

Not just Earth, humans are polluting space too. Here’s how we can stop

Space junk is rapidly proliferating in low-Earth orbit, or LEO, which generates more debris and imperils space exploration.

185-year-old paintings reveal new snake species in Tamil Nadu

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

NASA hits out at China after out-of-control space debris drops into Indian Ocean

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said it is 'clear China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris'.

Tumbling Chinese rocket could re-enter Earth atmosphere soon but landing area not known

China drew NASA criticism last year when debris from another Long March 5B rocket re-entered the atmosphere, with pieces of debris as long as 39 ft landing in Cote d’Ivoire.

NASA’s Perseverance rover creates oxygen on Mars, for the first time ever

MOXIE, a toaster-sized instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover, produced 5.4 g oxygen in an hour — enough for an astronaut to breathe for 10 minutes.

NASA’s helicopter completes first successful flight on Mars in major milestone

The flight of the tiny Ingenuity helicopter is the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. It is a part of the Mars 2020 mission which landed the Perseverance rover in February.

How NASA translated images of galaxies, blackholes into music

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Bacteria found on International Space Station named after Indian scientist Seyed Ajmal Khan

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

‘It’s like science fiction come to life’: NASA engineers tell how Mars missions are pulled off

NASA, the US space agency, is a veteran at landing spacecraft on Mars. It has sent 19 missions to the planet so far, including 10 landers and rovers.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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